Free simple easy step by step project plan to build a Restoration Hardware inspired end table. Features simple design, slatted top with breadboard ends.
4 - 2x2 @ 17 1/4" (Legs)
6 - 2x2 @ 14" (Supports and Aprons)
2 - 1x3 @ 19" (Breadboard Ends)
7 - 1x3 @ 14" (Tabletop Boards)
Please read through the entire plan and all comments before beginning this project. It is also advisable to review the Getting Started Section. Take all necessary precautions to build safely and smartly. Work on a clean level surface, free of imperfections or debris. Always use straight boards. Check for square after each step. Always predrill holes before attaching with screws. Use glue with finish nails for a stronger hold. Wipe excess glue off bare wood for stained projects, as dried glue will not take stain. Be safe, have fun, and ask for help if you need it. Good luck!
Build two legs as shown above. You can use the Kreg Jig set for 1 1/2" stock and 2 1/2" pocket hole screws or simply use 2 1/2" screws countersunk and wood glue.
Tabletop Frame. Build the tabletop frame as shown above. Again, pocket holes or 2 1/2" screws and glue.
Attach legs to frame as shown above. Hide pocket holes to the inside if used.
For Kreg Jig users - skip to step 6.
Attach breadboard ends as shown above, flush to the inside of the apron. Nail or screw down with glue and 2" fasteners. You could alternatively screw from underside to hide screw holes.
For Kreg Jig users, set your jig for 3/4" stock and attach tabletop boards to breadboards with 1 1/4" pocket hole screws and wood glue.
Then use 2" screws to attach base to tabletop, concealing pocket holes on the underside.
It is always recommended to apply a test coat on a hidden area or scrap piece to ensure color evenness and adhesion. Use primer or wood conditioner as needed.